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Elinor Hall Abraham

October 14, 1925 April 29, 2020
Elinor Hall Abraham
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Elinor G. Hall Abraham died on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Gundersen Hospital in LaCrosse, WI. Elinor was born October 14, 1925, in Canton, MN to Byron and Gertrude (Johnson) Willford. She was a 1943 graduate of Canton High School and was united in marriage to Kerneth J. Hall on January 13, 1945, in the Presbyterian Church in Canton. They moved to Preston in 1952, where they raised their five children. While in Preston, she was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, the Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary, and chaired the committee to build the Preston swimming pool. According to her children, she was a great mother, involved in and supporting her growing children’s many activities. After Kerneth’s untimely death in 1969, she married Kenneth Abraham in 1972. She returned to the Harmony/Canton area at that time and was an active member of the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Cancer Support Group and the Canton Historical Society. She is survived by two sons, K. John Hall and Steven (Joanne) Hall, two daughters, Roseanne (Charles) Gebert and Trudy (Fred) Horihan; eleven grandchildren, Matt (Kerri) Hall, Marit (Isaac) Johnson, Mitchell (Jill) Hall, Elizabeth (Brett) Larsen, Charles W. (Chas) Gebert, Ellie (Kyle) Hutchinson, Molly (Mark) Sikkink, Katelyn Horihan, Miria (Joe) Culbertson, Kerneth Hall, Hannah Hall; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister Jewel (Julian) Arnquist; brother-in-laws Curt (Jean) Hall, Bob (Lois) Abraham, Richard (Merida) Abraham; sisters-in-law Doretta Baldwin, Ruth Abraham; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, a son, Byron, and a sister, Dorothy Turner. A family service will be held on Monday, May 4 with burial at Crown Hill Cemetery.

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